Our Tour Managers
Brought up in Nuremberg, Ernst has been living in Augsburg (near Munich) for over 30 years. He is fond of this area because it is also located within easy reach of the Alps (e.g. Austria, Switzerland, and Italy). He has always liked travelling and has seen quite a bit of the world. He loves working as a tour guide because you always meet nice and interesting guests while showing them the jewels of Europe.
Katia is a French-Canadian from Montreal but her heart belongs to Europe where she has lived most of her adult life. Katia thoroughly enjoys sharing her passion for touring and we are sure you will love her company, and extensive knowledge, on tour.
"Katia is one of the best tour managers I have encountered in my touring experience. She was efficient, caring, knowledgeable and fun to be with."
Originally from Portugal but living in the UK since 2000, Luis has been leading tours in Portugal, Italy and Spain since 2008 and has a wealth of experience and knowledge of those regions. With a great passion for the culture, history and lifestyle of the Southern European countries, coupled with a very friendly and warm personality, you will be sure to enjoy your time with him.
"Ï thought Luis was an excellent tour manager - thoughtful, caring and well organised. He has charm and a lovely sense of humour."
Marta Ruiz-Ocana Dobao
Marta grew up in Madrid and currently lives in Ribera del Duero, home to the most reputed Spanish wines. She has a passion for travelling and has been leading tours for over 20 years. Marta speaks English, Spanish, French, German and Portuguese. She looks forward to sharing her country and close neighbouring country with you.
Vanessa was born in Scotland but has lived most of her life in various parts of Italy and has now settled in Rome. She has been leading tours around Italy for the past ten years and still wakes up each morning grateful and excited to share with others the delights of the spectacular country! Everyday, is a new adventure, and every tour there are a new group of friends to make.
"Vanessa is an absolute gem. Her skills in organisation, commentary and human interaction is exemplary."